Letter: Daily living can impact jobs
Monday, July 23, 2012
While out walking, I realized how many jobs my three-mile jaunt created.
I stopped twice at a local restaurant, purchasing a beverage the first time and lunch 40 minutes later. The young people appreciated my business (four jobs total).
Reaching my bank, I withdrew funds and asked questions about deposits. The young lady helping me said thank you (one more job).
I walked into a drugstore and bought a newspaper. The person stocking the shelves and the cashier thanked me for shopping in their establishment (two more jobs).
I entered a locally owned sporting goods store and bought a pair of swim goggles. Imagine the look of joy on the cashier's face as I approached his counter to pay for my goggles. Couple this with the person who showed me where to find them and one can see my impact on the local economy (two more jobs).
Counting the person editing this letter, that's 10 jobs I impacted.
What do you suppose the economy would look like if the millions of dollars spent on fear-mongering and dividing us as a people were actually used to create family-wage jobs? I suggest there has been no recession, just the realignment of wealth and power in a wonderful country, taking away from a great society.